Author Archives: Emmariah Holcomb

Belron Allocates New Term Loans

Global auto glass company Belron, parent company of Safelite AutoGlass in the U.S., has launched a syndication in the institutional loan market for new term loans on a best effort basis. According to the company, the new loans of $2.6 … Continue reading

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Fix Auto St John’s Avalon opens for Business in Newfoundland

Mark Weeks, Fix Network regional vice-president (Atlantic), recently welcomed Fix Auto St John’s Avalon into the network. With a total 25 years of experience in the collision repair industry, collision managers Andrea Ghaney and Ern Miller believe that the facility … Continue reading

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Next-Gen Chevrolet Corvette “Neo” Brings Back Pop-Up Headlights in Sharp Render

Next-Gen Chevrolet Corvette “Neo” Brings Back Pop-Up Headlights in Sharp Render

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Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Programs Coming to Minnesota, Council Says

Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Programs Coming to Minnesota, Council Says

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Solid Ice Block Plunges from Rooftop and Smashes Through Windscreen

Solid Ice Block Plunges from Rooftop and Smashes Through Windscreen

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Bricks, Rocks Used to Shatter Vehicle Windows

Bricks, Rocks Used to Shatter Vehicle Windows

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NSG Begins Laurinburg, N.C. Furnace Rebuild

NSG Group is rebuilding one of its furnaces at its float glass plant in Laurinburg, N.C. The project started on March 10, 2021 and is expected to be completed in late June 2021. “The investment is part of our ongoing … Continue reading

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CEO of Google Self-Driving Car Spinoff Waymo is Stepping Down

CEO of Google Self-Driving Car Spinoff Waymo is Stepping Down

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NHTSA Closes General Motors Faulty Headlight Module Investigation

NHTSA Closes General Motors Faulty Headlight Module Investigation

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Jerome Man Killed When Ratchet Flies Through Windshield

Jerome Man Killed When Ratchet Flies Through Windshield

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Diving Into the Boost for Automation in the Claims and Appraisal Process

“Although virtual estimating is definitely not new to automotive claims the pandemic has dramatically considered its adoption,” said Olivier Baudoux, Mitchell International global product strategy and artificial intelligence senior vice president, as he began describing how the claims process has … Continue reading

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Uniglass Express New Minas Opens in Nova Scotia

Uniban announced it is celebrating the opening Uniglass Express New Minas, located at 84 Crescent Drive New Minas, Nova Scotia. Robin Harris, owner of Uniglass Express New Minas, is an experienced collision repair professional with a longstanding reputation in the … Continue reading

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Groesbeck Nonprofit Creates Initiative to Install Bulletproof Glass in All Law Enforcement Vehicles

Groesbeck Nonprofit Creates Initiative to Install Bulletproof Glass in All Law Enforcement Vehicles

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L.A. County Deputy Killed after Tire Hits His Car Roof, Windshield

L.A. County Deputy Killed after Tire Hits His Car Roof, Windshield

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Response Filed in Sunroof Class Action Suit

Another amended complaint has been filed by Bruce Pickens against Mercedes-Benz USA (Mercedes-Benz) for spontaneous sunroof breakage. Originally the class action lawsuit included Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks) as defendants. The amended complaint … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Simi Valley, Calif. This location originated in 1982 as Star Auto Body and has operated at the current location since 2000. “This acquisition enhances … Continue reading

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Mitchell International Sees Evolution of Claims Automation

Mitchell International (Mitchell), the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), says COVID-19 hastened the pace of digital transformation in auto insurance. According to a company release, when the pandemic began, carriers and collision repairers were forced to find … Continue reading

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Woman ‘Lucky to be Alive’ After Loose Tire Smashes into her Windshield on Toronto Highway

Woman ‘Lucky to be Alive’ After Loose Tire Smashes into her Windshield on Toronto Highway

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Types of Windshield Cracks and When Should You Replace One

Types of Windshield Cracks and When Should You Replace One

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Car Windscreens Smashed, Cops Investigating

Car Windscreens Smashed, Cops Investigating

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Bonding Issues Center of Several Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued three recalls – two from Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (Mercedes-Benz) and one from Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino). Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz recently issued a safety recall for the following vehicle models that … Continue reading

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COVID Rebates at the Center of Latest Geico Class Action Complaint

Jessica Day has become the lead plaintiff in a California class action lawsuit against Geico Casualty Company, Geico Indemnity Company, and Geico General Insurance Company (collectively Geico). Day alleges Geico wrongly refused to pay back overcharged premiums during the pandemic … Continue reading

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Cars Damaged after Objects Thrown off Mississippi Interstate Bridge

Cars Damaged after Objects Thrown off Mississippi Interstate Bridge

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Fremont Man to Pay $1.7 Million, Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Importing Headlights

Fremont Man to Pay $1.7 Million, Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Importing Headlights

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Edgar County Auto Glass is Closing

Edgar County Auto Glass is Closing

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Today’s a National Holiday

Today’s a National Holiday

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Mercury Insurance Cuts Rates for Arizona Drivers

Mercury Insurance Cuts Rates for Arizona Drivers

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Allstate Expects $4 Billion Loss on Exit of Life and Annuity Business

Allstate Expects $4 Billion Loss on Exit of Life and Annuity Business

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Saint-Gobain Electrifies Fleet in the UK & Ireland

Saint-Gobain Electrifies Fleet in the UK & Ireland

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19-Year-Old Fired BB Gun at Car on I-65 in Boone County, Shattered Driver’s Window

19-Year-Old Fired BB Gun at Car on I-65 in Boone County, Shattered Driver’s Window

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From Windshields to Decorative: Norman Foxworth Looks Back on 50+ Years

From Windshields to Decorative: Norman Foxworth Looks Back on 50+ Years

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ABRA in Elk River Marks 25th Year in Business

ABRA in Elk River Marks 25th Year in Business

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Northerners Paying Disproportionate ICBC Premiums Compared to Claim Costs

Northerners Paying Disproportionate ICBC Premiums Compared to Claim Costs

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Lug Nut Flies Through Windshield in Accident

Lug Nut Flies Through Windshield in Accident

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Self-Driving Vehicle Service Launches in Arlington

Self-Driving Vehicle Service Launches in Arlington

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Humboldt Residents Report Wave of Broken Car Windows While Driving Through Specific Eureka Neighborhoods

Humboldt Residents Report Wave of Broken Car Windows While Driving Through Specific Eureka Neighborhoods

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Sales Decrease by 8.5% in Boyd Group Financial Report

Boyd Group Services Inc. (The Boyd Group) released its 2020 fourth quarter and full year financial report recently and noted COVID-19 impacted its financial results. According to the report, sales decreased by 8.5% to $2.1 billion from $2.3 billion when … Continue reading

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Family Driving to Dinner has Rock Thrown at Windshield

Family Driving to Dinner has Rock Thrown at Windshield

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How Laser Headlights Work

How Laser Headlights Work

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Postal Vehicles Get Glassy Thanks to Multi-Billion Dollar Contract

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh, Wis., based Oshkosh Defense, to manufacture a new generation of U.S.-built postal delivery vehicles that will incorporate more auto glass. The investment is a part of a … Continue reading

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Police Showered with Glass as Stray Wheel Shatters Windscreen

Police Showered with Glass as Stray Wheel Shatters Windscreen

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International Insurance News

International Insurance News

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State Farm Seeks Trial in $1.4 Million Suit Against Auto Glass Company

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (collectively State Farm) has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida’s Middle District Court against At Home Auto Glass LLC, William Camp and Nicholas Alexander (collectively defendants). The … Continue reading

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Strategy Analytics Predict AR HUDs and Smart Surfaces to Become Standard In-Vehicle HMI

Touchscreens and voice controls are becoming the most common embedded infotainment controls in high-volume makes, but automakers are still attempting to differentiate themselves with novel human-machine-interfaces (HMI). The potential of future HMI in-vehicle is being explored to include augmented reality … Continue reading

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2021 Mahindra Scorpio to Get Standard Sunroof, No Panoramic

2021 Mahindra Scorpio to Get Standard Sunroof, No Panoramic

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Moving train’s windscreen smashed by missile in Cheltenham

Moving train’s windscreen smashed by missile in Cheltenham

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Pressure Mounts on Auto Insurers to Give You a COVID ‘Stimulus Check’

Pressure Mounts on Auto Insurers to Give You a COVID ‘Stimulus Check’

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Latest PPI Report Shows Slight Increase in Industry Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in February 2021, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Carrus Signs Partnership Agreement with PH Auto Glass

mdf commerce inc. (MDF) recently announced a strategic agreement between Carrus, its all-in-one management solution for the automotive aftermarket, and PH Auto Glass, a Canadian leader in sales, distribution and installation of automotive glass. This agreement will allow PH Auto … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Fire Fighters Subdue Auto Glass Shop Blaze

Hawthorne Fire Fighters Subdue Auto Glass Shop Blaze

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BMW’s New Curved iDrive Display is a ‘Major Step’ Toward Autonomous Driving

BMW’s New Curved iDrive Display is a ‘Major Step’ Toward Autonomous Driving

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Apple Car Could See Three Times Farther by Using Infrared Headlights

Apple Car Could See Three Times Farther by Using Infrared Headlights

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Allstate Dropping Auto Rates in Louisiana as Fewer Drivers Hit the Road

Allstate Dropping Auto Rates in Louisiana as Fewer Drivers Hit the Road

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Driver in Bradford Used Car with Smashed Windscreen

Driver in Bradford Used Car with Smashed Windscreen

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Webinar Gives an Inside Look into Crash Testing

A recent webinar highlighted the importance of crash testing and how minimum drive-away time (MDAT) relates to calibration. The webinar featured Mike Rea, a senior product engineer for SIKA Corporation (Sika), the webinar’s sponsor. Rea began the Crash Testing in … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Wins Great British Fleet Award

UK windscreen repair and replacement company, Auto Windscreens is celebrating after Shaun Atton, fleet and facilities head, won the ‘Fleet Manager: Financial Superstar’ category in the Great British Fleet Awards. The awards recognize the best of corporate motoring in the … Continue reading

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Meiyuan Automotive Glass (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. Joins Auto Glass Week™ as Copper Sponsor

Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2021 is pleased to welcome Meiyuan Automotive Glass (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. as a Copper Sponsor. Auto Glass Week is the only worldwide event that is created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair and replacement industry. … Continue reading

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Safelite Group Names New Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Safelite® Group, parent company to Safelite AutoGlass® and Safelite® Solutions, announced John Stacy as the company’s new executive vice president, supply chain. “Our industry-leading supply chain has long played a key role in Safelite’s success, helping us serve customers where and when … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Post-Pandemic Auto Insurance Hikes

How to Prepare for Post-Pandemic Auto Insurance Hikes

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Loose Tire Smashes into Car’s Windscreen after Falling Off Truck

Loose Tire Smashes into Car’s Windscreen after Falling Off Truck

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Belron Profits Rise Despite Pandemic and Decreased Sales

D’Ieteren Group presented its full-year 2020 results, including those of Belron (which owns Safelite Autoglass in the United States). Belron’s organic sales declined by 7.5%, though the Group’s profit before tax improved significantly by 44.6% due in part to what … Continue reading

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Ice Crystals Jump off Surfaces in New Electrostatic De-Icing Technique

Ice Crystals Jump off Surfaces in New Electrostatic De-Icing Technique

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Over $9,000 Raised at 13th Annual Bowl4Kidz Event!

Over $9,000 Raised at 13th Annual Bowl4Kidz Event!

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Reports Suggest Boeing Is Inspecting 787 Windows for Flaws

Reports Suggest Boeing Is Inspecting 787 Windows for Flaws

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Teen Spared Jail for Vandalizing Delivery Vans Used For Cocooning Pensioners

Teen Spared Jail for Vandalizing Delivery Vans Used For Cocooning Pensioners

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Arizona

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Queen Creek, Ariz. This newly constructed facility was designed to provide maximum efficiency and is situated with visibility on a major roadway and is in proximity to new … Continue reading

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Want to Hire People With High Emotional Intelligence? Look for These 5 Things.

Want to Hire People With High Emotional Intelligence? Look for These 5 Things.

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Terranet, Mercedes-Benz Demo Ultra-Fast ADAS Sensor

Terranet, Mercedes-Benz Demo Ultra-Fast ADAS Sensor

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Organizations Want Your Support with International Year of Glass

The International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOMGlass are promoting a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. Its aim is to underline the scientific and economic importance of all glass, which includes … Continue reading

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Wilkes-Barre Police Search for Vehicle Involved in Drive-by Shooting

Wilkes-Barre Police Search for Vehicle Involved in Drive-by Shooting

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The New Postal Van Gets Giant Windscreen

The New Postal Van Gets Giant Windscreen

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Debuts With Huge Glass Roof, Gravel Mode

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Debuts With Huge Glass Roof, Gravel Mode

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Yob Hurls Bricks at Couple’s Car and Shatters Windscreen

Yob Hurls Bricks at Couple’s Car and Shatters Windscreen

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Man Busts Through Truck Windshield with Bare Hands to Save Trapped Driver

Man Busts Through Truck Windshield with Bare Hands to Save Trapped Driver

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Louisiana Woman Arrested for Allegedly Selling Fake Auto Insurance on Facebook

Louisiana Woman Arrested for Allegedly Selling Fake Auto Insurance on Facebook

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AAA Survey Finds Drivers Aren’t Fully Comfortable with Autonomy

The American Automobile Association (AAA), headquartered in Heathrow, Fla., found that drivers aren’t fully sold on autonomous vehicles and that COVID had very little impact, in its annual automated vehicle survey. The survey concluded that most drivers are interested in … Continue reading

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Autoglass Extends LeasePlan UK Contract

Autoglass, whose parent company is Belron and is headquartered in the UK, announced a two-year extension to its partnership with LeasePlan UK. The renewal of the contract will see Autoglass continue offering its auto glass repair, replacement and recalibration services … Continue reading

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LKQ Sees Unusually Large Options Volume

LKQ Sees Unusually Large Options Volume

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Maine Couple Injured When Tree Crashes Through Car Windshield

Maine Couple Injured When Tree Crashes Through Car Windshield

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Illinois Bill Would Forbid Deviations from OEM Procedures

Illinois has a new piece of legislation. The bill, also known as HB 3133, would amend the state’s current Insurance Code to expressly forbid insurers from requesting deviations from OEM repair procedures, except for parts or ADAS calibration tools. “No … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Ontario Location

Daryll O’Keefe, regional vice president for Fix Network Ontario, welcomed NOVUS Glass Chatham to the network. Owner Pam Kacan has been associated with the auto glass repair industry for the past 16 years, first by assisting her father in his … Continue reading

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Neighborly Welcomes New Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

Neighborly, formerly known as the Dwyer Group, headquartered in Waco, Texas, recently appointed Roger Chacko as its new chief strategy and marketing officer. “To help build further on the growth momentum we have at Neighborly, I am delighted to welcome … Continue reading

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Audi Wants to Put the World on Your Windscreen

Audi Wants to Put the World on Your Windscreen

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2021 Mahindra Thar with Leather Interior & Sunroof – Details

2021 Mahindra Thar with Leather Interior & Sunroof – Details

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The Auto Glass Industry Highlights Women for International Holiday

Women have many countless contributions to every segment of society, including the auto glass industry. In fact, the first windshield wiper was invented by Mary Anderson in the early 1900s. Today glassBYTEs is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting a … Continue reading

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Your Auto Insurance Company Owes You a COVID ‘Stimulus Check’

Your Auto Insurance Company Owes You a COVID ‘Stimulus Check’

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Pipe Smashes Through Vehicle’s Windshield on Ohio Interstate

Pipe Smashes Through Vehicle’s Windshield on Ohio Interstate

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BMW Driver with Frozen Windscreen Sentenced for Crash

BMW Driver with Frozen Windscreen Sentenced for Crash

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Mitchell International Introduces New Alternative for AI-Enabled Claims Processing

Mitchell International (Mitchell), headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announced that Claim Genius’ artificial intelligence (AI) can now be accessed through the Mitchell Intelligent Open Platform (MIOP). This allows U.S. and Canadian carriers to use Mitchell Intelligent Estimating with Claim Genius … Continue reading

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Here are Four Bills that Would Change Insurance in Florida

Here are Four Bills that Would Change Insurance in Florida

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Driver Caused Head-On Crash after Clearing Half of His Frozen Windscreen

Driver Caused Head-On Crash after Clearing Half of His Frozen Windscreen

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Van Windscreen Smashed after Children Throw Objects at Moving Cars on A90

Van Windscreen Smashed after Children Throw Objects at Moving Cars on A90

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10 Auto Insurance Companies Face Class Action Lawsuits Over Pandemic Pricing

10 Auto Insurance Companies Face Class Action Lawsuits Over Pandemic Pricing

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Mercedes Gets Hit With Lawsuit for Alleged Panoramic Sunroof Defect

A class action complaint has filed in Northern Georgia against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Daimler Aktiengesellschaft (collectively Mercedes) for alleged spontaneous breakage found in the auto manufacturer’s panoramic sunroofs. The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury, monetary relief, and … Continue reading

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Allstate Auto Glass Acquires A&R Auto Glass and Expands Service

Jon Shellington, owner of Allstate Glass Company, headquartered in Holbrook, Mass., has purchased A&R Auto Glass, headquartered in Southwick, Mass. The acquisition included the current A&R Auto Glass location, which will provide space in Western Massachusetts for Allstate to have … Continue reading

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Pilkington IGP Expands Ostrołęka, Poland Plant

Pilkington IGP Expands Ostrołęka, Poland Plant

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Caliber Appoints Linda K. Massman to its Board of Directors

Caliber announced the appointment of Linda K. Massman to its board of directors, effective March 1, 2021. Massman, the former CEO and president of Clearwater Paper Corporation and a former top executive at Supervalu, Accenture, and Ralphs Grocery, brings a … Continue reading

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EASA to Order Airbus Windshield Checks after Sichuan A319 Blow-Out

EASA to Order Airbus Windshield Checks after Sichuan A319 Blow-Out

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Charges Filed Against Webb City Men Allegedly Behind Broken Windshields

Charges Filed Against Webb City Men Allegedly Behind Broken Windshields

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Case Closed – Parties Agree to Settle Out of Court on Defective Windshield Suit

The ongoing class action lawsuit, originally filed by Hakeem Hasan in Illinois Federal Court, against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is over, as the judge has dismissed the case. The 2019 suit centered on Hasan’s allegations that Honda was … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Pensacola, Fla. This newly constructed facility was designed to allow for efficiency and is situated with visibility to travelers on a major roadway and … Continue reading

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Cary Group gets a New Head of Sales

John Bernfell took to social media to announce that he is the new group head of sales for Cary Group, a Swedish-owned company that provides auto care solutions including windshields. Bernfell, who previously worked for Carglass Sweden, whose parent company … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft on Automated Cars

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft on Automated Cars

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Recalls to Keep an Eye On

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued three recalls from Ford Motor Company (Ford), BMW, Newmar Corporation (Newmar), and Daimler Vans USA, LLC (Daimler). Ford Ford recently issued a safety recall for select truck models. According to the … Continue reading

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Jack’s Glass Inc. Uses Deer to Its Advantage

Jack’s Glass Inc., headquartered in Allentown, Pa., took to none other than social media to market their services to consumers involving a certain animal that could wreak havoc on a windshield. President and owner, Donna Braden, mentioned that deer are … Continue reading

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Five Simple Questions to Evaluate Where You Stand as a Leader.

Five Simple Questions to Evaluate Where You Stand as a Leader.

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Girl, 12, Breaks Nose After Being Thrown Into Bus Windscreen in Auckland

Girl, 12, Breaks Nose After Being Thrown Into Bus Windscreen in Auckland

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Vandals Using Frozen Water Bottles to Break Windshields on Hwy 43

Vandals Using Frozen Water Bottles to Break Windshields on Hwy 43

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Miles Driven Shows Less Drivers are Getting Behind The Wheel

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 10.3%, or 28.1 billion vehicle miles, for December 2020, compared to December 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Amarillo, Texas. This location operated as a collision repair center at a dealership, according to the company. “We are eager to welcome this high-performing … Continue reading

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Council Okays Safelite Move to Wildwood Avenue

Council Okays Safelite Move to Wildwood Avenue

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Sika Names Insider Hasler as New CEO, Posts Profit Beat

Sika Names Insider Hasler as New CEO, Posts Profit Beat

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Pottstown Man Says Snow Plow is to Blame for Shattered Windshield

Pottstown Man Says Snow Plow is to Blame for Shattered Windshield

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Electrostatic De-Icing Could Make it Easier to Defrost Car Windows

Electrostatic De-Icing Could Make it Easier to Defrost Car Windows

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Carvana Debuts Car Vending Machine with Vegas Twist

Carvana Debuts Car Vending Machine with Vegas Twist

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Utah Legislature Passes Bill, Awaits Governor’s Action

A Utah bill to amend provisions related to advanced driver assistance features and enact provisions related to auto glass repair recently passed in the Senate and the House. The bill, also known as S78 also seeks to amend provisions related … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in Ohio. These locations previously operated as Frankie & Dylan’s Complete Collision & Custom Repair, originating in Mentor, Ohio in 1995 and expanding to Streetsboro, … Continue reading

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Mygrant Glass Co. Plans a Warehouse in Boise

Mygrant Glass Co. Plans a Warehouse in Boise

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Best Glass Donates $30,000 to Celebrate 30 Years in Business

Best Glass, located in Phoenix, Ariz., was founded in 1991 with the intention of providing a greater level of service than was currently available in the Greater Phoenix area, according to the company. Best Glass started out by providing only … Continue reading

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Sunroof Issue Sparks New Recall

BMW recently issued a recall that impacts roughly 14,000 of its 2020 and 2021 228i and M235i vehicle models because of sunroof issues. This issue according to the vehicle manufacturer, stems from the vehicles lack of compliance with a certain … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Filed Against Auto Insurers Over Rates in Pandemic

Lawsuits Filed Against Auto Insurers Over Rates in Pandemic

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A Snowstorm Didn’t Stop These Businesses

“Mother Nature is going to do what Mother Nature wants to do,” said Jim Ricci, Vitro business development manager, US ARG, of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas area, as he recalled last week’s snowstorm. “Until it happens you can’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Has a New Location in Strathmore

Chris Peterson, Western Canada Fix Network regional vice president, welcomed Fix Auto Strathmore into the network. The company notes that the new shop strengthens its footprint in Alberta. The new shop is the third Fix Auto location established by owner-operators … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Windshield Adhesion Recall

Ford Motor Company (Ford) recently issued a safety recall for select truck models. According to the company, the affected vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards because the front windshields are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body … Continue reading

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Canton Police Investigating Rash of Car Windows Smashed

Canton Police Investigating Rash of Car Windows Smashed

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Classic Collision Acquires Orlando’s Supercenter Auto Body Repair

Classic Collision, LLC, (Classic Collision) which is based in Atlanta, Ga., announced it acquired both Orlando’s Supercenter Auto Body Repair locations in Orlando, Fla. According to the company, it now has 20 Florida locations and operates 62 centers total in … Continue reading

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Biden Administration Changes PPP Rules to Help Reach the Smallest Businesses

Biden Administration Changes PPP Rules to Help Reach the Smallest Businesses

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Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, a Key Step in Autonomous-Car Plan

Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, a Key Step in Autonomous-Car Plan

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Tesla to Offer Auto Insurance Program in Texas

Tesla to Offer Auto Insurance Program in Texas

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Ice Flies Off Car, Shattering Windshield on 695

Ice Flies Off Car, Shattering Windshield on 695

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PPI: January 2021 Shows Rise in Industry Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in January 2021, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Glass to Decarbonize Operations with Hydrogen

Saint-Gobain Glass to Decarbonize Operations with Hydrogen

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IndiGo A320 Returns to Indore with Cracked Windshield

IndiGo A320 Returns to Indore with Cracked Windshield

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American Airlines 787 Diverted To Jamaica With Cracked Windshield

American Airlines 787 Diverted To Jamaica With Cracked Windshield

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Luxury Cars Smashed as 40 Vandals Storm Dealership

Luxury Cars Smashed as 40 Vandals Storm Dealership

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Fact Check: Pouring Hot Water on your Windshield Could Cause Cracked or Shattered Glass

Fact Check: Pouring Hot Water on your Windshield Could Cause Cracked or Shattered Glass

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No-Fault Repeal Advances after Amendment Creates Windshield Deductible

No-Fault Repeal Advances after Amendment Creates Windshield Deductible

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New Automotive SoCs Provide a Window to ADAS Trends

New Automotive SoCs Provide a Window to ADAS Trends

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Ice Damages an Uber Driver’s Windshield, but the Company Won’t Cover the Repair Costs

Ice Damages an Uber Driver’s Windshield, but the Company Won’t Cover the Repair Costs

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Bald Eagle Crashed Through Perdue Truck’s Windshield: NRP

Bald Eagle Crashed Through Perdue Truck’s Windshield: NRP

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What COVID Has Taught the Industry

The onset of COVID-19 quickly impacted the auto glass repair and replacement industry and businesses had to adapt to new safety regulations early on. Now some are saying they’ll keep some of last year’s lessons and changes throughout 2021. AGRR … Continue reading

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Discount Auto Glass New Fort Smith Location

Discount Auto Glass announced it will be opening an 11th location in Fort Smith, Ark., in March 2021. The company was founded in 1999 as a wholesale glass company and now operates as a hybrid. Discount Auto Glass has locations in … Continue reading

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Succeeding with the Automated Driving Journey Through AI

Succeeding with the Automated Driving Journey Through AI

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These Cars Have the Most Unusual Headlights

These Cars Have the Most Unusual Headlights

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Amica Insurance Reports Continued Financial Stability, Premium Relief Programs in 2020

Amica Mutual Insurance Company (Amica) reported continued financial stability in 2020, a year in which it returned nearly $90 million to customers for COVID-19 premium relief. Amica CEO, president and chairman, Robert A. DiMuccio, announced the results during the company’s … Continue reading

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The Future of Auto Insurance

The Future of Auto Insurance

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Four Youths Jump On Car and Smash Windscreen in Knowsley

Four Youths Jump On Car and Smash Windscreen in Knowsley

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Fix Auto USA Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestone

Fix Auto USA is celebrating its 10th anniversary of business. It was founded by collision repair visionaries Erick and Shelly Bickett, who launched their franchise system in 2011, led by Paul Gange, according to the company. Their goal was to … Continue reading

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Ranger Design Expands Fleet Upfit Solutions for Clients

“For over 30 years, Ranger Design has grown its position as an industry leader in van solution manufacturing for small and large fleets,” said Peter Young, business development head. “We now look to build on our success with an eye … Continue reading

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Safelite to Take Over Former JN Phillips Location on Wildwood Ave.

Safelite to Take Over Former JN Phillips Location on Wildwood Ave.

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Consumer Protection Coalition, National Insurance Crime Bureau Take on AOB Auto Glass Abuse

Working together, the Consumer Protection Coalition (CPC) and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) have released two new video public service announcements (PSAs) warning consumers about Assignment of Benefits (AOB) auto glass fraud and abuse. Available in English and Spanish, the … Continue reading

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Michigan Regulators Raise Objections to Allstate’s Car Insurance Pricing

Michigan Regulators Raise Objections to Allstate’s Car Insurance Pricing

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Car Collides with Vulture, Shatters Windshield

Car Collides with Vulture, Shatters Windshield

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Maryland Senate Discusses Auto Glass Safety in Committee Meeting

Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee meeting had an in-depth auto glass discussion as several industry members weighed in on SB 445, which would require those installing auto glass in the state to follow the AGRSS Standard. A similar bill, HB … Continue reading

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Fix Auto UK Announces Apprentice Program

Fix Auto UK is launching nine apprentices in The Fix Auto UK 2021 Apprentice Program Powered by Sherwin-Williams® through its Automotive Finishes Division, which is sponsored by the global coatings partner for the first time, according to the company. These … Continue reading

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Woman Injured After Large Piece of Ice Crashes Through Windshield

Woman Injured After Large Piece of Ice Crashes Through Windshield

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‘Glass Flying Everywhere:’ Woman Recounts 29-Vehicle Pile Up Near Downtown OKC

‘Glass Flying Everywhere:’ Woman Recounts 29-Vehicle Pile Up Near Downtown OKC

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Illegal Lockdown Party Man in Court after Smashing Police Windscreen

Illegal Lockdown Party Man in Court after Smashing Police Windscreen

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Volvo Tries to Stop Defect Lawsuit

Volvo Cars of North America LLC and Volvo Car Corporation (collectively Volvo) fought back in Federal Court against a renewed motion for class certification in its ongoing legal battle centered on alleged defective sunroofs for select models that has gone … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens ‘Primed and Ready’ for ADAS Insurance Industry Requirements

Auto Windscreens is ‘primed and ready’ for the introduction of new ‘Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) for the safe repair of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) equipped vehicles’, expected to come into force on March 31. Thatcham Research (Thatcham), a not … Continue reading

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MEMS Scanner Design Improves Adaptive Automobile Headlights

MEMS Scanner Design Improves Adaptive Automobile Headlights

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Danlaw Teams Up with NextDroid to Support ADAS Development

Danlaw, Inc. (Danlaw) and NextDroid, Inc. (NextDroid) have joined forces to expand advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) development and validation activities. The advancement and complexity of ADAS and AV features require data from numerous vehicle sensors, … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Your Windshield from Cracking This Winter

How to Prevent Your Windshield from Cracking This Winter

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Glasgow Priest’s Car Windows Smashed in Vandalism Attack near Church

Glasgow Priest’s Car Windows Smashed in Vandalism Attack near Church

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Insurance Group Helps Auto Glass Businesses Prepare and Stay Protected

“Cyber liability is a major concern and there are two major factors – a data breach and the cyber risk associated with an outside hack with some of the vehicles,” said Ken Deason, of Federated Insurance, as he gave an … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Set to Welcome 100th Apprentice

UK windscreen repair and replacement company, Auto Windscreens, has recruited 99 technician and call center apprentices since 2016 and is set to welcome its 100th following National Apprenticeship Week. The business currently has 28 apprentices on its ALEX program, which … Continue reading

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Nissan’s ‘Office Pod’ Imagines a New Kind of Remote Working

Nissan’s ‘Office Pod’ Imagines a New Kind of Remote Working

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Polyurethane Flush Sealing Dramatically Reduces Automotive-Glass Scrap

Polyurethane Flush Sealing Dramatically Reduces Automotive-Glass Scrap

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Has COVID-19 Left You Paying for Car Insurance You Can’t Use?

Has COVID-19 Left You Paying for Car Insurance You Can’t Use?

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Vulture Crashes into Deputy’s Windshield

Vulture Crashes into Deputy’s Windshield

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Auto Glass Safety Hearing Held in Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee meeting had an in-depth auto glass discussion as several industry members weighed in on HB 519, which would require those installing auto glass in the state to follow the AGRSS Standard. “House Bill 519 … Continue reading

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NSG Sees Positive Notes in Q3 with Auto Glass Division

NSG Group reported it is recovering from the decline it faced in mid-2020, largely due to COVID-19, in its third quarter consolidated financial report. According to the company, economic activity continues to be impacted significantly by the pandemic, although a … Continue reading

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Block of Ice Flies Off Top of U-Haul Truck and Hits Man’s Windshield

Block of Ice Flies Off Top of U-Haul Truck and Hits Man’s Windshield

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Updated Tesla Semi Seen Without Wraparound Windshield – One Cause of Nikola Patent Lawsuit

Updated Tesla Semi Seen Without Wraparound Windshield – One Cause of Nikola Patent Lawsuit

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Why Do Airbus’ Latest Aircraft Wear A ‘Mask’ Around The Windscreen?

Why Do Airbus’ Latest Aircraft Wear A ‘Mask’ Around The Windscreen?

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Man Smashes Mother’s Car Windshield During Argument

Man Smashes Mother’s Car Windshield During Argument

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Florida

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Longwood, Fla. This location has operated as a collision repair center for 20 years, according to the company. “We look forward to continuing … Continue reading

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Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

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ICBC to Issue Pandemic Rebates Up to $400 Per Driver in B.C.

ICBC to Issue Pandemic Rebates Up to $400 Per Driver in B.C.

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Flying Ice Breaks Windshield, Injures Driver

Flying Ice Breaks Windshield, Injures Driver

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Driver Who ‘Saw Red’ Smashed Car Windscreen with Axe During ‘Disgraceful’ Road Rage Attack

Driver Who ‘Saw Red’ Smashed Car Windscreen with Axe During ‘Disgraceful’ Road Rage Attack

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Glass Doctor Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500

Glass Doctor®, a Neighborly® company, recently ranked first overall in the glass repair category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, Franchise 500 selected Glass Doctor for its outstanding performance in areas including … Continue reading

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Fix Network Opens Its First-Ever Supercenter

Fix Network regional vice president – Quebec, Yves Roy, recently announced the opening of the company’s first-ever supercenter in Montreal and the third one in Canada. The new supercenter is called Supercenter Auto Fix Iberville-Rosemont, and is located in the … Continue reading

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Safelite Hires a New Content Marketing Specialist

Joshua Stevenson took to –where else?– social media and announced that he has been named a content marketing specialist for the Safelite Auto Glass. “I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my life with Safelite as we … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Gets New Sales and Marketing Head

National Windscreens recently announced that Simon Hunt has joined its team as the head of sales and marketing. Hunt brings a wide background within the automotive and fleet sector, including head of sales roles at both AA DriveTech and BCA. … Continue reading

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AAA Alabama Announces Additional $90 Million in COVID-Related Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

AAA Alabama Announces Additional $90 Million in COVID-Related Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

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Davis Men Arraigned After Auto Insurance Fraud

Davis Men Arraigned After Auto Insurance Fraud

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More Issues Surface With Right To Repair Law – Does it Pose Cybersecurity Threats?

“I said I was going to rule from the bench,” said U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock at the end of a video conference hearing about Massachusetts’ Right to Repair legislation. “And I have ruled from my chair, so you … Continue reading

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Structure Fire at GA Auto Glass

Structure Fire at GA Auto Glass

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Owner of New Kensington Auto Glass Shop Has Plans for Used Car Lot

Owner of New Kensington Auto Glass Shop Has Plans for Used Car Lot

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Gerber Collision & Glass Donates $50,000 to Collision Programs through Collision Repair Education Foundation

Gerber Collision & Glass (Gerber), a division of the Boyd Group Inc., donated $50,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in support of the organization’s efforts to support high school and college collision programs, students, and instructors nationwide. Gerber … Continue reading

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The PipeKnife Company Adds New Technical Expert

The PipeKnife Company recently announced that Jeffrey J Witters has joined the team as a product engineer. He will focus on the line of ClearView aftermarket defrosters. Witters has served in multiple engineering, research and development, e-commerce, sales and marketing … Continue reading

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New Crash Tests Show Modest Speed Increases Can Have Deadly Consequences

New Crash Tests Show Modest Speed Increases Can Have Deadly Consequences

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Mumbai Police On High Alert Following Blast Near Israel Embassy in Delhi

Mumbai Police On High Alert Following Blast Near Israel Embassy in Delhi

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Steep Decline for all Regions in Latest Miles Driven Report

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 11.1%, or 28.9 billion vehicle miles, for November 2020, compared to November 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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Safelite Feels Protected with FCB as Agency of Record

Safelite Feels Protected with FCB as Agency of Record

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2021 Mini Cooper Gets Googly Eye Headlights and a Multi-Tone Roof

2021 Mini Cooper Gets Googly Eye Headlights and a Multi-Tone Roof

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State Farm Looks to Expand Blockchain Use for Speedier Auto Claims

State Farm Looks to Expand Blockchain Use for Speedier Auto Claims

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Woman’s Clever Towel Hack Could Stop Your Car Windscreen Freezing Overnight

Woman’s Clever Towel Hack Could Stop Your Car Windscreen Freezing Overnight

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Beware of Exploding Sunroofs, They are More Common than You Think

Beware of Exploding Sunroofs, They are More Common than You Think

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More Than a Dozen Car Break-Ins Outside Chesterfield Gyms and Rockwood Park

More Than a Dozen Car Break-Ins Outside Chesterfield Gyms and Rockwood Park

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Sponsored Link: Protect Your Windshield.

Sponsored Link: Protect Your Windshield.

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Auto Glass Companies Named in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking

Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its 42nd annual list of top 500 franchises, and five companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Matco Tools, MacTools, Novus Glass, Ziebart and Glass Doctor. No. 50 – Matco Tools Initial … Continue reading

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Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

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Avoid Penalty Points by Making Sure Your Car Windscreen is Frost Free Before Setting Off

Avoid Penalty Points by Making Sure Your Car Windscreen is Frost Free Before Setting Off

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Dozens of Cars Vandalized in Cordova; Residents Say They’re Frustrated

Dozens of Cars Vandalized in Cordova; Residents Say They’re Frustrated

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Midwest Company Expands In Florida

City Auto Glass (CAG) has a strong reputation spanning across several states, including Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and most recently, mobile locations in central and southern Florida. Two of the company’s representatives share insight on future company expansion, mobile … Continue reading

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Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio to Offer A Sunroof?

Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio to Offer A Sunroof?

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Saab 340 Lands in Anchorage After Windshield Catches Fire

Saab 340 Lands in Anchorage After Windshield Catches Fire

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Ice Block Thrown Through Windscreen of Moving Car in Crewe

Ice Block Thrown Through Windscreen of Moving Car in Crewe

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What You Need to Know Before You Compete

“My first time being at Auto Glass Week was awesome and it completely blew me away,” said Macenzie Curbow of Novus Auto Glass, during an online session. Curbow was joined by Alfredo Calva of Alfredo’s Auto Glass and Rose Williams … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Takes Automotive Glass Franchise Top Ranking

Novus Glass has taken the number one ranking for Auto Glass Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 Annual Franchise 500 listing. The company also came in fourth for automotive service franchise, and 140th for overall franchise. Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing … Continue reading

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General Motors Aims to Transform the Auto Insurance Industry with OnStar Insurance

General Motors (GM) announced it will take its customer experience one step further with OnStar Insurance. GM’s insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Services, will be the exclusive agent for OnStar Insurance, according to the company. “OnStar Insurance will promote safety, security … Continue reading

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CIECA Announces New Board of Trustees Officers and 2020 Award Recipients

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced its newly elected officers for 2021 and the recipients of the 2020 CIECA Awards during a virtual board meeting held earlier this month. The 2021 CIECA board of trustees officers include: Past … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Can Be Invalidated If Drivers Fail to Clear Snow Off Of Car Windscreen

Car Insurance Can Be Invalidated If Drivers Fail to Clear Snow Off Of Car Windscreen

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PPI: December 2020 Shows Solid Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in December 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Bullet Shatters Denver Man’s Sunroof

Bullet Shatters Denver Man’s Sunroof

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DOT Moves Forward with Updated Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

DOT Moves Forward with Updated Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

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Middletown Exhibition Memorializes Local Lives Lost Due to COVID-19

Middletown Exhibition Memorializes Local Lives Lost Due to COVID-19

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Industry Members Share Their Predictions for the Year

FY 2021 is in full swing and auto glass senior leadership and business owners have shared why they think this year is filled with optimism. “Forecasting for 2021 was quite difficult, but we were fortunate enough to open up a … Continue reading

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BLOG: COVID’s Silver Linings, One Being Resilience

BLOG: COVID’s Silver Linings, One Being

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Michigan

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced that it has acquired a collision repair center in Wyandotte, Mich. This location previously operated as Eureka Body & Fender and has serviced the market for 47 years. Located in southeastern … Continue reading

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Has Toyota Hit A Home Run With The 2021 Mirai?

Has Toyota Hit A Home Run With The 2021 Mirai?

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Two Killed After Rebar Pierces Windshield in I-75 Crash

Two Killed After Rebar Pierces Windshield in I-75 Crash

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Kentucky Announces Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant

Kentucky Announces Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant

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Industry Members Share Their Thoughts on The Vaccine

The coronavirus changed how people live and do business, and now as vaccines are becoming more available, the auto glass industry could find itself adapting yet again. A few auto glass members weigh in on the vaccine, and if they … Continue reading

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Fix Network Raises $19,970 for RMHC Canada Programs

Fix Network along with its staff and strategic partners, have raised $19,970 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada® (RMHC Canada) and its programs aimed at helping families with sick children. All through December 2020, Fix Network’s Canada-wide initiative, called … Continue reading

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Insurers Using RICO Act to Strike Back Against Alleged Fraud

Insurers Using RICO Act to Strike Back Against Alleged Fraud

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Fuyao Glass Issues $500 Million in New Shares in Move to Get into Solar

Fuyao Glass Issues $500 Million in New Shares in Move to Get into Solar

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ICBC Gets Green Light to Slash car Insurance Rates by 15% Starting in May

ICBC Gets Green Light to Slash car Insurance Rates by 15% Starting in May

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Can a Windscreen Be Repaired More Than Once?

Can a Windscreen Be Repaired More Than Once?

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Legislation Addresses Auto Glass Replacement

Maryland House Bill 519 has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates by House Environment and Transportation Chairperson Kumar Barve, and directs the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to “adopt regulations establishing standards and requirements for aftermarket safety glass replacement … Continue reading

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Ziebart/Maxi Automotive Remains in Anstett Family Following Change in Ownership

Ziebart/Maxi Automotive Remains in Anstett Family Following Change in Ownership

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asTech Acquires BlueDriver

asTech recently announced its acquisition of Root Four Imagination Inc. (BlueDriver). BlueDriver is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer aftermarket diagnostic scan tools and services, according to the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Company represents the … Continue reading

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Glass.com® Names Daniel Snow Vice President of Operations

Glass.com®, the popular website that helps consumers find top quality vendors of auto glass services, has named Daniel Snow as vice president of operations. Snow will manage the daily operations of the website including work with consumers as well as … Continue reading

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How to Excel at Customer Service During a Crisis

How to Excel at Customer Service During a Crisis

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Your New Ford Kuga Can Keep Its Windshield From Fogging Up

Your New Ford Kuga Can Keep Its Windshield From Fogging Up

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GM Highlighted Autonomous Delivery, Which Includes More Glass

General Motors sees an electric vehicle (EV) overhaul in the future and the company’s chairperson and CEO, Mary Barra, highlighted how EVs will shape how products are transferred. GM introduced BrightDrop, a new business, during Barra’s 2021 CES keynote address … Continue reading

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Plunging Boulder Crashes Into Car Sunroof on California Mountain Highway

Plunging Boulder Crashes Into Car Sunroof on California Mountain Highway

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Water Splashed Onto Car Windscreen Freezes Within Seconds in Northern China

Water Splashed Onto Car Windscreen Freezes Within Seconds in Northern China

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Learn How Auto Glass Companies Fared Through COVID-19 and Their Expectations for the Future

Auto Glass Week Preview Day held Tuesday January 12, gave attendees the opportunity to get a sneak peek of what to expect during the live show in June. During the event a COVID session dominated discussions, as a panel of … Continue reading

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BLOG: Invest Before Taking the Calibration Leap

BLOG: Invest Before Taking the Calibration Leap

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Eastman Debuts as Exhibitor at CES 2021

For the first time, Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) exhibited at CES 2021. The company presented Saflex® advanced interlayers for automotive laminated glass. CES provides the perfect platform to kick-off the year and get connected on recent advances in signal-friendly solar … Continue reading

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Panasonic’s New HUD Tech Turns Windshields Into a Video Game

Panasonic’s New HUD Tech Turns Windshields Into a Video Game

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GM Shared Insight on How Electric Vehicles Will Impact the Future—and Glass

General Motors (GM) chairman and CEO, Mary Barra, gave the opening keynote address during CES 2021, where she shared a closer look at GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. This focused on an all-electric future … Continue reading

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AirPro and Car ADAS Solutions Team Up to Deliver ADAS Calibration Solutions

AirPro Diagnostics (AirPro) and Car ADAS Solutions announced their collaboration to deliver, what they define as turn-key calibration solutions for shops. The new relationship, according to the companies, will include set-up, training, implementation, support and validation of calibration services. AirPro and Car ADAS Solutions are the first in the industry to provide a complete … Continue reading

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Samsung Reveals ‘Car Cockpit of the Future’ with 49-Inch Windscreen TV

Samsung Reveals ‘Car Cockpit of the Future’ with 49-Inch Windscreen TV

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Southwest Boeing 737 Returns To Honolulu Over Windshield Issue

Southwest Boeing 737 Returns To Honolulu Over Windshield Issue

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Concrete Chunk Crashes Through Truck’s Windshield

Concrete Chunk Crashes Through Truck’s Windshield

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Two Arrested, Suspected of Shooting Out 137 Windows in Henderson

Two Arrested, Suspected of Shooting Out 137 Windows in Henderson

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Safelite Takes Over Country Financial’s Auto Glass Services

Safelite has begun administering claims for Country Financial’s auto glass program. LYNX Services (LYNX) was the previous claims administrator. The change was effective January 1, 2021. “We’re excited to enhance our partnership with Country Financial and to have them join … Continue reading

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PPP Loan Applications Start Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

PPP Loan Applications Start Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

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Traffic Safety Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2021

Traffic Safety Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2021

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This AI-enabled, 56-Inch Touchscreen Will Be in Mercedes’ New Electric Car

This AI-enabled, 56-Inch Touchscreen Will Be in Mercedes’ New Electric Car

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Chinese Electric Car Maker Xpeng Delivers First Cars to Europe

Chinese Electric Car Maker Xpeng Delivers First Cars to Europe

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Over 20 Cars Broken Into in Ardsley Park Early Saturday Morning

Over 20 Cars Broken Into in Ardsley Park Early Saturday Morning

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Auto Glass Executive’s Second Act Includes Murder

After a long career in business and auto glass that gave David Rohlfing the opportunity to travel the continent, he decided to write his first novel, Deliberate Duplicity. Rohlfing’s debut novel, published on January 5, 2021, explores the twisted, vengeful … Continue reading

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Proposed Pretrial Order in Defective Windshield Suit Highlights Confidential Materials

The U.S. District New Jersey Court recently issued a discovery confidentiality order which highlights how confidential information will be handled going forward in a class action showdown between Christine Powell and Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation (collectively Subaru). … Continue reading

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Feds Seek to Recover Defrauded Taxpayer Funds from Rapid City Man

Feds Seek to Recover Defrauded Taxpayer Funds from Rapid City Man

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Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio’s Headlights and Tail Lights

Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio’s Headlights and Tail Lights

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Plywood Crashes Through Woman’s Windshield on Florida Highway

Plywood Crashes Through Woman’s Windshield on Florida Highway

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Car Hits 16-Year-Old Polk County Student Who Was Walking to School Bus, Deputies Say

Car Hits 16-Year-Old Polk County Student Who Was Walking to School Bus, Deputies Say

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Driver Warns Others After Windshield Shattered by Ice

Driver Warns Others After Windshield Shattered by Ice

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LYNX Services Adds Recalibration Services and More to Participant Profiles

LYNX Services (LYNX) has made some updates to its auto glass program participants’ profiles, which include whether or not the shop has recalibration services, with the aim of enhancing its policyholder experience. LYNX sent communication out to its auto glass … Continue reading

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C-Auto Glass Acquires Signature Auto Glass

C-Auto Glass, Inc. (C-Auto Glass) located in Cleveland, Ohio, has acquired Signature Auto Glass LLC (Signature Auto Glass). Signature Auto Glass, which operates a retail service center in Cleveland, Ohio, was formed in 2017 and operated by its managing member Brian … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced the opening of a collision repair center in Cathedral City, Calif. Cathedral City, also known as “Cat City,” is a desert resort city located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage and … Continue reading

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Recovery Process Continues in Historic Downtown Nashville Following Christmas Day Bombing

Recovery Process Continues in Historic Downtown Nashville Following Christmas Day Bombing

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Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 Spied with Panoramic Sunroof

Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 Spied with Panoramic Sunroof

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Allstate Closes Acquisition of National General Holdings Corp.

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) recently announced that it closed its $4 billion acquisition of National General Holdings Corp. “The acquisition of National General advances our strategy of growing personal lines insurance with an increase of one percentage point in market … Continue reading

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Woman Cut by Flying Glass When Gunman Shoots Out Her Car Windows

Woman Cut by Flying Glass When Gunman Shoots Out Her Car Windows

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Nearly 20 Cars Vandalized Outside Upper Marlboro Senior Complex

Nearly 20 Cars Vandalized Outside Upper Marlboro Senior Complex

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Attorney General Fights to Dismiss the Alliance’s Right To Repair Suit

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (the Alliance), a trade association for the automotive industry, recently filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts’ federal court. The Alliance aims to block enforcement of the Right to Repair ballot initiative, which was passed by state … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Colorado

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Avon, Colo. This location previously operated as Rich’s Auto Body and has serviced the market since 1984. It is located in the Western … Continue reading

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Second Round of Stimulus Checks Trigger News Scams

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Trigger News Scams

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Long-Term Update: Road Trip Joy and a Painful Crack

2020 Hyundai Palisade Long-Term Update: Road Trip Joy and a Painful Crack

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For More Than a Century, Lee & Cates Building Has Been Part of LaVilla

For More Than a Century, Lee & Cates Building Has Been Part of LaVilla

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Flight Out of Milwaukee Emergency Lands After Windshield Cracks

Flight Out of Milwaukee Emergency Lands After Windshield Cracks

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Burco Announces New President and Team Members

Burco recently announced changes to its staff. Bill Castleberry is now the president of the Michigan-based automotive mirrors and windshield racking systems manufacturer. Castleberry has worked as the sales and marketing vice president for Burco’s automotive mirror and accessory business … Continue reading

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Man Survives 4-Inch Ice Slab to Windshield

Man Survives 4-Inch Ice Slab to Windshield

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Curious Twisting Branch Patterns Appear On Icy Windscreen

Curious Twisting Branch Patterns Appear On Icy Windscreen

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A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before the New Year kicks off, let’s review the top ten stories that created the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2020. Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19 – published on 3/30/20 This year’s most read story … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Company Opens Shop

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at the new location for Craftsman Auto Glass and Craftsman Detailing. The new shop is located on Route 30 in Amsterdam, N.Y. The owner, Scott Fiorino, has worked in the glass industry since 2007. … Continue reading

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Plane Escapes Accident as Bird Hits Cockpit Windscreen

Plane Escapes Accident as Bird Hits Cockpit Windscreen

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Nurse May Be Blinded From Rock Thrown Through Windshield

Nurse May Be Blinded From Rock Thrown Through Windshield

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Ice Crashes Through Windshield of Car in New Hampshire, Injuring Driver

Ice Crashes Through Windshield of Car in New Hampshire, Injuring Driver

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How to De-Ice Your Car Without Damaging the Windscreen

How to De-Ice Your Car Without Damaging the Windscreen

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Grinch Who Broke Car Windows in Lycoming County Arrested

Grinch Who Broke Car Windows in Lycoming County Arrested

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Congress Passes Long-Awaited Covid Relief Bill and Government Funding Plan

Congress Passes Long-Awaited Covid Relief Bill and Government Funding Plan

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Buy Corning Shares Because Glass Supplies Are Tightening, Citi Says

Buy Corning Shares Because Glass Supplies Are Tightening, Citi Says

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Mother Gives Update on Teen Injured by Boulder into Windshield

Mother Gives Update on Teen Injured by Boulder into Windshield

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2022 BMW 7 Series (G70) Speculatively Rendered With Split Headlights

2022 BMW 7 Series (G70) Speculatively Rendered With Split Headlights

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PPI: November 2020 Shows Steady Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in November 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

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Half of Drivers are Unaware That Chipped Windscreens Could Fail Their MOT

Drivers are worryingly unaware of a common threat that could lead to a failed MOT test this winter, according to Autoglass. The company conducted a survey that found 24% of drivers incorrectly believe that windscreen chips are not a part … Continue reading

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FFCRA and PPP to Get Extended: Congress Agrees to a New $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

FFCRA and PPP to Get Extended: Congress Agrees to a New $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

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Honda CR-V Is Recalled Due to Potential Power Window Failure

Honda CR-V Is Recalled Due to Potential Power Window Failure

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Regulatory Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles Proposed to UK Government

Regulatory Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles Proposed to UK Government

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Thieves Smash 70 Car Windows at Germantown Loft Complex

Thieves Smash 70 Car Windows at Germantown Loft Complex

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Mitchell International Sees Three Trends Stemming From COVID

Mitchell International, the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), highlighted key data trends and its impact on the industry in its 2020 Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report. “One thing most of these digital transformations have in common is … Continue reading

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My Pick For the Best Commercials For 2020

My Pick For the Best Commercials For 2020

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV Getting All-New High-Tech Headlights

Chevrolet Bolt EUV Getting All-New High-Tech Headlights

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2 Car Enthusiasts Launch Auto Glass Repair Business

2 Car Enthusiasts Launch Auto Glass Repair Business

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More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed On Western Avenue Near West Ridge Nature Preserve

More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed On Western Avenue Near West Ridge Nature Preserve

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Georgia

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired a collision repair center in Morrow, Ga. This location previously operated under the name Heritage Cadillac Collision Center. This is Gerber’s second repair center in Morrow, Ga. “We are … Continue reading

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One-off Lamborghini SC20 Speedster Unveiled: 759bhp V12, No Windscreen

One-off Lamborghini SC20 Speedster Unveiled: 759bhp V12, No Windscreen

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Man Walks Away with Minor Injuries After Deer Lands Inside His Car

Man Walks Away with Minor Injuries After Deer Lands Inside His Car

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Windshield Protection in the Winter

Windshield Protection in the Winter

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A Closer Look at Calibration Documentation and Technical Changes

“There are various steps involved when you discuss calibration and it’s important to understand and document,” said Darrell Amberson, Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) calibration committee member, as he began describing the business review related to calibration in an … Continue reading

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New Video Details 12 Steps of Calibration Documentation

If it’s difficult to remember all the steps that go into recalibration, a new video, “The ADAS Documentation of Best Practices,” can help, and it all happened when the industry came together. “When the call went out asking companies like … Continue reading

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State-By-State Analysis Shows Companies Financially Benefited From Fewer Claims But Barely Compensated Customers

State-By-State Analysis Shows Companies Financially Benefited From Fewer Claims But Barely Compensated Customers

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Fremont Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Illegal Headlights Into The United States

Fremont Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Illegal Headlights Into The United States

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What COVID Did to NSG

NSG Group reported a decline in revenue in fiscal year 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the NSG Group Integrated Report 2020, the company’s 2020 revenue was nearly $5.4 billion USD*, down from approximately $5.9 billion in … Continue reading

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Service King Provides Support for Veterans Through Employment Initiatives

Service King Collision recently showed its continuous commitment to veterans by participating in the North Central Texas Red, White and You virtual career fair. The event was hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Commission. During the event, Service … Continue reading

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Drivers Admit to Switching ADAS Off On The Road

UK drivers are switching off Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in their vehicles, mitigating their benefits and increasing the risk of accidents on the road, according to research by Autoglass. The research, of 1,387 UK drivers, found that 41% of … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Appoints New Sales Vice President

Mondofix Inc. (Fix Network World) has appointed Scott Bridges as its sales vice president for its collision and glass business in the United States. In this newly created role, Bridges will be responsible for maintaining Fix Network’s relationships with key … Continue reading

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36 Years After Car Accident, Glass Still Found in Man’s Cheek

36 Years After Car Accident, Glass Still Found in Man’s Cheek

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Holidays During COVID

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Automotive Experts Explore Smart Cities, Electrification and COVID’s Impact

The automotive industry has evolved within the last few decades and some experts have taken a look at how COVID-19 has taken a toll on the industry. Many have agreed that the virus has not only changed the way business … Continue reading

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Peninsula Glass Celebrated, Wins Top Award for Small Businesses

Peninsula Glass Celebrated, Wins Top Award for Small Businesses

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GM and Mitchell Launch GM Collision Repair Network in Canada

Mitchell International (Mitchell) and General Motors (GM) recently introduced the GM Canada Collision Repair Network. Through the Network, participants can access business and technology resources designed to streamline the repair process, which includes auto glass, increase consumer confidence and support … Continue reading

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Next-Gen BMW 7 Series Rendered with Split Headlight Design

Next-Gen BMW 7 Series Rendered with Split Headlight Design

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Newington Police Investigate After Over 100 Vehicles Were Broken Into

Newington Police Investigate After Over 100 Vehicles Were Broken Into

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New Technology Keeps Safety First With Larger Displays

“If you’re going 30 miles an hour it takes you a little less than a second to look down at your speedometer and come back up and at that speed you go 46 feet in that time frame, which is … Continue reading

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Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Busted In Westchester, Bronx: DA

Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Busted In Westchester, Bronx: DA

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Failing to Clear Frost and Ice from Car Windscreen Can Invalidate Insurance Policies

Failing to Clear Frost and Ice from Car Windscreen Can Invalidate Insurance Policies

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Man Busted for Duct-Taping Torches to His Car for Headlights

Man Busted for Duct-Taping Torches to His Car for Headlights

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The Future of ADAS and Proper Vehicle Calibration

“You need to take this [factors to consider for ADAS calibrations] seriously and perfect your CRAFFT,” said David DeBoer, Burke Porter Group president and CEO, during an industry meeting. DeBoer defined CRAFFT as: Calibrated gage – ensuring the gage is … Continue reading

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Driver Gets Glass Lodged In Eye When Snow and Ice From Truck Crashes Through His Windshield

Driver Gets Glass Lodged In Eye When Snow and Ice From Truck Crashes Through His Windshield

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Fix Network Appoints New Canada Sales VP

Fix Network recently announced the appointment of Leo Filippone as its Canadian sales vice president. Filippone is a results-oriented leader with over 25 years of experience in the vehicle rental, automotive and travel industries, according to the company, and he is … Continue reading

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Pair of South Surrey Auto Glass Shops Raise $9,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pair of South Surrey Auto Glass Shops Raise $9,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 11 Locations in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced it recently acquired 11 locations in California. The acquisitions include 10 repair centers and one intake center in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino in southern California, east of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Wireless Tablet Makes Assessing Auto Glass Damage More Efficient

Mitchell Internal (Mitchell) and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions (Bosch) introduced the MD-500, a wireless tablet that auto glass technicians can use to more efficiently manage the repair process, according to Mitchell. The MD-500 is a new addition to the Mitchell … Continue reading

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Driving Into the Future from Autonomous to AI

Driving Into the Future from Autonomous to AI

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COVID Sparks Spike In Usage-Based Car Insurance

COVID Sparks Spike In Usage-Based Car Insurance

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Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

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Research Highlights Elements of Disruption in Collision and Auto Glass Markets

With so much disruption taking place in 2020 due to COVID-19, the industry may be wondering about the affect all of this has had on the overall market—taking a look at the collision repair market sheds some light on the … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Partners with adasThink

AirPro Diagnostics announced its partnership that will deliver adasThink technology on required ADAS calibrations to its customers at no additional cost. AirPro Diagnostics stated it is proud to be the first to market to offer the adasThink technology integrated into its … Continue reading

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Ice Smashes Into Windshield Of Car Driving Down I-95

Ice Smashes Into Windshield Of Car Driving Down I-95

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Did You Receive Your Auto Insurance Premium Refund?

Did You Receive Your Auto Insurance Premium Refund?

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LAPD Patrol Car Windshield Shattered by Fired Shot; No Suspects Located

LAPD Patrol Car Windshield Shattered by Fired Shot; No Suspects Located

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How to Get a Windshield for Any Car – Even Those Not Made Anymore

Did you ever think reverse engineering and 3D could work together to create a windshield? Well it can and it has. Exact Metrology (EM) personnel from the company’s Brookfield, Wis., office used reverse engineering to help a vintage vehicle owner … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired a collision repair center in Pflugerville, Texas. This repair center previously operated as Masters Auto Craft, providing service since 2006, according to the company. “We look forward to providing … Continue reading

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Oranmore Business Becomes Hub for Auto Repairs Group in the North-West

Oranmore Business Becomes Hub for Auto Repairs Group in the North-West

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Windscreen Replacement Perth Company Founder Reaches Three Decades of Experience

Windscreen Replacement Perth Company Founder Reaches Three Decades of Experience

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Top Tips to Prevent a Fine or MOT Failure as Wintry Weather Hits

Top Tips to Prevent a Fine or MOT Failure as Wintry Weather Hits

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Windows Broken In Thefts From 30-Plus Vehicles on Far East Side, Madison Police Say

Windows Broken In Thefts From 30-Plus Vehicles on Far East Side, Madison Police Say

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Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Sharp Decline for All Regions

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 8.6%, or 23.4 billion vehicle miles, for September 2020, compared to September 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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State Auto Extends Partnership with CCC

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) recently announced that State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto) has selected CCC as its first-party casualty solution provider, extending the companies’ relationship. Now State Auto can manage auto physical damage and first- and third-party … Continue reading

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NHTSA Seeks Feedback to Develop Framework for Automated Driving

NHTSA Seeks Feedback to Develop Framework for Automated Driving

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Livermore Falls Woman Accused of Assaulting Officer, Breaking Boyfriend’s Windshield

Livermore Falls Woman Accused of Assaulting Officer, Breaking Boyfriend’s Windshield

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Driver Busted for Using Flashlights as Headlights On His Car

Driver Busted for Using Flashlights as Headlights On His Car

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Is Winter Still the Slow Season?

December is here, and although the first official day of winter is still a few weeks away some auto glass businesses are preparing for what some find as the “slow season.” AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com reached out to a number of U.S. … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Charlotte, N.C. According to the company, this location is on a well-traveled roadway with many retail businesses and auto dealers nearby. “The opening of … Continue reading

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RABus Rolls Out Self-Driving Busses

RABus Rolls Out Self-Driving Busses

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Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers to Clean Windshields of Frost Before Driving

Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers to Clean Windshields of Frost Before Driving

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Windows Smashed On 18 Vehicles Near Oakley And Peterson Avenues In West Rogers Park

Windows Smashed On 18 Vehicles Near Oakley And Peterson Avenues In West Rogers Park

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Windshield and Sensor Patents May Impact the Industry

Apple says its application for a patent for technology that detects when a windshield is cracked has been approved. According to the patent, the proposed system would monitor the resistance of a conductive film that would be located within a … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Pomona, Calif. The location previously operated as a collision repair center, according to the company. “We are eager to provide high-quality repairs and outstanding … Continue reading

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Belairdirect Opts Out of Providing Optional Auto Insurance

Belairdirect Opts Out of Providing Optional Auto Insurance

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Waymo Opening New Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Ohio

Waymo Opening New Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Ohio

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Smashing Vehicle Windows and Stealing in West Kelowna

Man Arrested After Allegedly Smashing Vehicle Windows and Stealing in West Kelowna

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Adhesion and Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Tesla Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota. Tesla Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model X vehicles. According to NHTSA, the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have … Continue reading

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Fix Network & RMHC Canada Launch “Season of Giving” Initiative

Fix Network has pledged its support to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada) by launching its Season of Giving initiative to help families. Fix Network’s Canada-wide initiative will help support RMHC’s 34 programs across the country that provide families … Continue reading

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Embraer E145 Windscreen Smashed By Bird Strike In Kinshasa

Embraer E145 Windscreen Smashed By Bird Strike In Kinshasa

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EF2 Tornado Damage Found in Arlington, NWS Says

EF2 Tornado Damage Found in Arlington, NWS Says

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Expert Tips on Defrosting Your Windshield

Expert Tips on Defrosting Your Windshield

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Karen Woman Shatters Taxi Windscreen with Gun Over Fare

Karen Woman Shatters Taxi Windscreen with Gun Over Fare

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Judge Issues Order in Class Action Suit

U.S. District Court Judge Noel L. Hillman recently issued an order which grants parts and denies parts of the defendants, Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation (collectively Subaru) motion to dismiss. This is the latest development in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Firefighters Save Smulligan Glass Warehouse

Firefighters Save Smulligan Glass Wa